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Projecting Confidence: How the Probabilistic Horse Race Confuses and Demobilizes the Public

Horse race coverage in American elections has shifted focus from late-breaking poll numbers to sophisticated meta analytic forecasts that often emphasize candidates' probability of victory. We place this "probabilistic horeserace" in the context of …

The Origins and Consequences of Affective Polarization in the United States

Affective Polarization and Ideological Sorting : A Reciprocal , Albeit Weak , Relationship Affective Polarization : Identity or Ideology ?

American partisans are far more hostile towards out-party members than they were 40 years ago. While this phenomenon, often called affective polariza-tion, is well-documented, political scientists disagree on its cause. One group of scholars believes …

Don't expose yourself: Discretionary exposure to political information

Are Cultural and Economic Conservatism Positively Correlated? A Large-Scale Cross-National Test

The right–left dimension is ubiquitous in politics, but prior perspectives provide conflicting accounts of whether cultural and economic attitudes are typically aligned on this dimension within mass publics around the world. Using survey data from …

Selective Exposure to Balanced Content and Evidence Type: The Case of Issue and Non-Issue Publics about Climate Change and Health Care

We examine three under-studied factors in selective exposure research. Linking issue publics and motivated reasoning literatures, we argue that selectivity patterns depend on (a) whether an individual is an issue public member; (b) the availability …

Binding Moral Foundations and the Narrowing of Ideological Conflict to the Traditional Morality Domain

The Limits of Partisan Prejudice

© 2016 by the Southern Political Science Association. All rights reserved. Partisanship increasingly factors into the behavior of Americans in both political and nonpolitical situations, yet the bounds of partisan prejudice are largely unknown. In …

Winners, Losers, and the Press: The Relationship Between Political Parallelism and the Legitimacy Gap

Recent work has explored how individual and institutional factors affect the gap in perceptions of political legitimacy between electoral winners and electoral losers, but has ignored the role that the political information environment, in general, …